#AllFourthsMatter: A Meditation on The Fourths.

Today, I am thinking deeply about America and Freedom and the long history of American fourths.

I am meditating on January 4th, 1923 when gangs of racist white men gathered around the home of Sarah Carrier and shot her in the head while the young Black children in her family visiting for Christmas watched. This happened during the seven days of terror known as the Rosewood Massacres occurred, which left this tight knit Black community devastated, burned down, and completely destroyed. Their cabins and homes were set on fire and the white mob killed…